Religion Quotes and Sayings - Page 3
P.U.S.H = Pray Until Something Happens
The most truthful statement about religion l have ever heard is “l believe in God because of rainbows”.
The biblical account of Noah’s Ark and the Flood is perhaps the most implausible story for fundamentalists to defend. Where, for example, while loading his ark, did Noah find penguins and polar bears in Palestine?
- Judith Hayes
Religion supports nobody. It has to be supported. It produces no wheat, no corn; it ploughs no land. It is a perpetual mendicant. It lives on the labours of others, and then has the arrogance to pretend that it supports the giver.
- Robert G. Ingersoll
It is an old habit with theologians to beat the living with the bones of the dead.
- Robert G. Ingersoll
There is a story, which is fairly well known, about when the missionaries came to Africa. They had the Bible and we, the natives, had the land. They said “Let us pray,” and we dutifully shut our eyes. When we opened them, why, they now had the land and we had the Bible.
- Desmond M. Tutu, “Religious Human Rights and the Bible”
Religion causes Division. Love causes Unity. Love is a more powerful religion. Not created by man, but bestowed by God Himself.
“Those who oppose religion for any reason are quick to blame religion for every war they can, but they refuse to notice the good that religious people have done and the billions of dollars that are quietly given every year by religious people to religious organizations and used to improve communities, minister to the hurting, the sick and the needy of all sorts.
Every coin has two sides.”
I guess I missed the special occasion(s) when religious leader(s) openly admitted to have been wrong in the past or at least been partially responsible due their support of political leaders (who started wars) by blessing weapons and troops or preaching inactivity.
Those Millions of peace loving believers worldwide did never stand up in numbers huge enough to initiate change which is very sad. Especially the religious leaders have often close relations to political leaders (who started wars) ignored to help the people in need by using their contacts to influence.
How much effort from atheists and scientists was needed to promote a change of policy in the use of condoms to prevent spread of HIV and AIDS?
How many lives could have been saved by stopping infections?
The good some believers do is noticed by atheists, but it is also obvious that many problems wouldn’t need to be solved had they been prevented.
An example of religious texts written on be half of a God are for instance the bible and the Catechisms of the Catholic Church which are supposed to guide the believers. Unfortunately, they are written by errant men as demonstrated on many occasions in history (see example above).
So people can easily realize that the flow of information from God has been compromised on those occasions – although one could expect the all- knowing God to foresee such problems and intervene quickly, to help his beloved creation (people), right?
No, he didn’t lift a finger in the last 2000 years, so why start now, right?
Religion is the heart of the body. Without religion then there is no modesty, peace, love, unity nor respect.
Enlightenment for me is not understanding the world. I believe that when you achieve enlightenment you do not become better than others or surpass them in any way. The first step to enlightenment is to become aware that the world is far more complex than you can ever imagine that is the easy part. After that it is only a matter or acceptance you must accept the fact that you will never be able to understand the world around you. Which is slot easier said than done because it is in our nature to want to find answers. But in order to become enlightened you must accept the fact that you will never know the answer to life’s oldest question.
Religion is man’s excuse to obtaining power and money… Under the cover of love and faith.
GOD is love, GOD is not religion !!
Religion has never started war, it has only given man his excuse.
This planet will be a better place without the hypocrisy of religion and it’s followers!
Every religion is founded on peace and love…:)
Religious faith is merely the surrender of reason, nothing more.
Religion keeps me focused and Religion is about sharing the beauty not dissing each other!
Religion is trick to hold down the poor and maintain the ruling class.
It’s funny how religious people judge ones who don’t believe especially considering judging is a sin.
Don’t judge me for my beliefs because I don’t judge you for yours.
Don’t debate religion with me, you are not going to change my beliefs anymore than I am going to change yours.
What is it that drives the majority of our world to one form of religion or another ? Is it faith? … When staring death in the face and you are all alone…even an atheist prays…for it is fear..not faith.. That drives EVERYONE to religion!!!
Religion is man trying to define God…Spirituality is God defining himself with us.
Religion is a bad joke made up by people with no sense of humor and told to people who are too scared to laugh.
Religion starts from the heart, and not bound to the customs and traditions of the World…if you love and praise God Almighty for what He has created for you…then it’s up to you how you express it.